Saada Khayal


Plain Thought

Plain the thought or laden with nectar

I never let you be away from my thought


You laughed while you spoke or kept quiet

Each mood of yours, I filled within my breath


You met me with open arms or like a statue

I never let my eyes leave the direction you were


You touched me or became captive of distances

I, but, always saw love within your eyes


Saada Khayal by Sandeep Silas ‘deep’ in Saada Khayal (2009)


Gar Khuda…


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If, O God…

If, O God, all that could have been mine

I too would have lived a life like You


Would have seen each one and heard everyone

Everyday I would have sat in Judgement upon each one


I would have lived in every heart, within each soul

Every direction would have resounded with my name


These talks of the world, best thrive here only

I will come up to heaven and meet You in embrace


Gar Khuda… by Sandeep Silas ‘deep’ in Saada Khayal (2009)




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I lived through the days of life in yearning

This Sun would have set sans your thoughts


I was gifted a treasure since I found you

An excuse I found to preen myself each day


To say some words I found a friend

To write some letters I began a tradition


Your coming made a blossom bloom

One storm subsided and another arose


Aas by Sandeep Silas ‘deep’ in Saada Khayal (2009)





I bowed before my indifferent beloved and saw

I reached the heights of love again and again and saw


I called out to her so much more and saw

I went on burning in my own fire of love and saw


I kept on stopping, stooping, and stifling myself and saw

I kept on writing letters of love, pouring out my heart and saw


I held hands, walked along the road and saw

Amidst prayer I opened my eyes in Church and saw


Go on lighting a bed of embers in front of my feet

Keep on sewing my chest with threads of pain


Go on, make my destination again a mirage

I have the heart of a sculptor, I am unstoppable


Berukhi by Sandeep Silas ‘deep’ in Saada Khayal (2009)




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When the night is dark, you shine like the moon

Why not then, a storm rise up within my heart ?


You my beloved Piya, who resides in the clouds, tell me

Why you lit ‘deep’ on earth, and gave Moon to the sky?


“YOU” by Sandeep Silas ‘deep’ in Saada Khayal (2009)